$1.3 billion sewer project to cause traffic snags
BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer.
The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient traffic flow. Work will be done this week and next week. It is expected to end on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
The city is upgrading the sewer system parish-wide. So far, about $500 million has been spent on completed projects and another $700 million is being spent on current projects or will be spent on projects in planning.
The entire project should be complete on January 1, 2015 at an estimated total program cost of $1.3 billion.
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